Kick-Off Days
The Orientation Programme for International Students

In the beginning of every semester, the International Student Services (ISS) organise the orientation programme Kick-Off Days. They are designed to help make the transition into life in Germany and your studies at TU Darmstadt as smooth as possible. The programme is free of charge and optional, however participation is highly recommended.

Kick-Off Days 21/22

ISS welcomes you, no matter if you come to Darmstadt or study from home. TU Darmstadt is everywhere!

The Kick-Off Days events of the summer semester 2022 will take place during the first week of April.

Here you can already find helpful information for a successful start of your studies at TU Darmstadt:


Learn more about our services and offers and how we can help you get started for your upcoming semester at TU Darmstadt from our International Student Advisor Alissa Reinach.

Let's Talk – Student Panel

Our student panel provides international students the opportunity to hear about some tips and tricks when studying at TU Darmstadt from people that know what they are talking about!

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Guided Campus Tour

Explore TU Darmstadt's Stadtmitte Campus with Awais!

*All videos are in English. Closed captions available in English and German.

In order to guarantee all international students a successful and exciting stay at TU Darmstadt, there are several student-led groups that offer a variety of social and cultural events. For additional information please visit their websites.

TUtor International

TUtor International is an initiative by AStA. The intercultural team aims to to assist international students by offering support in many different areas and by hosting exciting social, cultural and academic events.

TUtor International Website

AStA Website

TUtor on Instagram

TUtor on Facebook

TUtor on Telegram: Info Channel and Lounge

ESN Darmstadt

ESN Darmstadt (Erasmus Student Network) represents international students and offers fun events in order to provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development.

ESN Website

ESN on Instagram

ESN on Facebook

ITT – Intercultural Tutors Team

ITT's members are students from Darmstadt. They offer help to international students and organise great activities such as workshops, cultural events and much more.

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ITT website

ITT on Facebook

ITT's winter programme (opens in new tab)

Unisportzentrum (USZ)

The University Sports Centre (USZ) aims to promote active participation in sport and physical activity throughout the University and to provide students and employees with a healthy counterbalance to their studies and working lives. Check out their offers!

Unisportzentrum offers

Check out the other TU student-led groups as well. Sports, arts, technology – there is something for everyone.

to student-led groups


The information on this website is not legally binding.